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Creighton volleyball motivated by 2nd place Big East preseason ranking

Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 19:59:06-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) The Creighton volleyball team held its annual media day on Tuesday. The Jays are picked to finish 2nd in the Big East behind Marquette, despite winning the last four league titles. 

It's something that hasn't gone unnoticed by Kirsten Bernthal Booth's squad. 

"I love it," Bernthal Booth said. "I hate being selected number one so I'm happy to put that monkey on someone else's back. You talk about motivation and it's given to us."

"It's definitely different than what we've been picked in the past," said senior outside hitter Jaali Winters. "At the end of the day, it's a preseason ranking based off people's opinions and nothing statistical so it doesn't mean much to us."

CU features three preseason All-Big East team members Jaali Winters, Taryn Kloth & Brittany Witt. 

The Jays host their annual Blue-White scrimmage on Saturday at D.J. Sokol Arena starting at 3:30 p.m.